WBEZ | National Trust for Historic Preservation http://www.wbez.org/tags/national-trust-historic-preservation Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en National Trust places old Prentice Hospital on its 'most endangered' list http://www.wbez.org/blog/lee-bey/2011-06-15/national-trust-places-old-prentice-hospital-its-most-endangered-list-87870 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-June/2011-06-15/Prentice Hospital_WBEZ_Lee Bey.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-June/2011-06-15/untitled shoot-030.jpg" style="width: 299px; height: 380px; margin: 5px;" title=""></p><p>The former Prentice Women's Hospital, the shuttered modernist medical facility designed by Marina City architect Bertrand Goldberg, was today named among this year's 11 most-endangered historic places in America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.</p><p>The Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization called the building Goldberg's "tour de force" that "like many of Goldberg’s architectural wonders in Chicago...still has no formal protection from demolition." The 36-year-old building has been the subject of a heated preservation battle triggered when Northwestern University announced plans to demolish the ionic structure for a new research facility.</p><p>Other buildings on this year's National Trust's America's Most Endangered Places list include the vacant and dilapidated Long Island N.Y. house where jazz saxophonist John Coltrane wrote <em>A Love Supreme</em> <a href="http://www.preservationnation.org/about-us/press-center/press-releases/2011/2011-list-11-most.html">and other sites</a>.</p><p>The Trust's announcement will be formally made at a 11am rally near Prentice on the corner of Huron and McClurg Ct.&nbsp; The local chapter of the modernist preservation group DoCoMoMo, Landmarks Illinois and Preservation Chicago are among the participants.</p></p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/lee-bey/2011-06-15/national-trust-places-old-prentice-hospital-its-most-endangered-list-87870 All Saints' Episcopal Church, a Chicago landmark and sometimes theater hub http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-06-06/all-saints%E2%80%99-episcopal-church-a-chicago-landmark-and-sometim <p><p>There’s a hole in my wonderful church, a landmark building in Ravenswood recently selected as one of 100 finalists (the only one in Chicago) for the national This Place Matters competition. Sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the contest awards up to $25,000 to noteworthy buildings central to their communities. Voting, which runs through June 30, determines the winners.</p><p><a href="http://www.allsaintschicago.org/">All Saints’ Episcopal Church</a> does tons. It feeds hundreds of hungry people every single week, offers health counseling to those without health care, mentors low-income kids, supports LGBT equality, and delivers relief efforts in New Orleans and Renk, Sudan. The Ravenswood Run and the church’s bake sales for Heifer International raise thousands of charitable dollars every year. And as a theater critic, I can vouch for the fine quality of its very nontraditional Christmas pageants (let’s just say that Pontius Pilate wears shades).</p><p>A gaping hole in the building’s foundation—you can see a picture on the church’s website—is threatening to bring down the whole structure. But with a click or two, you can help change that. <a href="http://www.preservationnation.org/take-action/this-place-matters/community-challenge/places/all-saints-episcopal-church.html">Follow this link to the All Saints’ page</a> at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, click on “register,” and you’ll get to vote.</p></p> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 19:37:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-06-06/all-saints%E2%80%99-episcopal-church-a-chicago-landmark-and-sometim